Inventor Close Reading Unit (Passages + Lessons)


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Dive into the lives of two famous inventors, Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel Morse! This close reading unit features a comprehension passage, teacher guide, lesson pages, and a biography page for each inventor. Using reading strategies such as finding the main idea, comparing the two passages, using context clues to learn new vocabulary, and analyzing the text features, students will explore and interact with the text to learn how these two inventors made advancements in technology and communication.


Included In This Resource:

  • Biographical passage for Alexander Graham Bell – designed for annotating
  • Biographical passage for Samuel Morse – designed for annotating
  • Teacher guide/lesson plans for each passage that includes:
    • A teacher breakdown of each passage detailing the type of passage/text structure
    • Daily lesson plan outline
  • Four student companion pages for each inventor (8 total)
  • A biography page for each inventor (“Inventor Profile”)


Reading Skills Covered:

  • Key Details and Main Idea (two lessons)
  • Context Clues (two lessons)
  • Text Structure
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Graphic + Text Features
  • Compare Two Texts


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Inventor Close Reading Unit (Passages + Lessons)


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